The Ministry of Trade and Industry has endorsed the National Leather Value Chain Strategy.
Asmara, 13 September 2014 – The Ministry of Trade and Industry has endorsed the National Leather Value Chain Strategy. It was devised in cooperation with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and the Eritrean Leather and Allied Industries Association.
Speaking at today’s endorsement ceremony at Asmara Palace Hotel, Mr. Arefaine Berhe, Minister of Agriculture, pointed out that the export potential of hides and skins, as well as related products plays vital role in enhancing the nation’s export. To this end, efficient administration and awareness is essential towards realizing such an objective, the Minister elaborated.
Likewise, Dr. Mwinyihija Mwinyikione, Executive Director of COMESA/ Leather and Leather Products Institute, said that the regional organization is exerting the necessary effort towards attainment of the set goal.
Mr. Semere Petros, Chairman of the Eritrean Leather and Allied Industries Association, commended the encouragement that the Government is extending to endeavors aimed at promoting the development of the industrial leather and allied products sector.